Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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Photo by Ian Ward

What really makes the cocktail come together is the undertones of cinnamon. It’s not dominant by any means, but really deepens the grapefruit notes. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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Image courtesy of Coin-Op

Upon first glimpse, the cleverly designed, Capri Sun-esque packaging captures the spirit of the Coin-Op bars: Crafty and quality driven, but playful and full of childhood memories. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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Ian Ward

I have always loved the idea of themed cocktail menus. That being said, I have not always loved the thematic menus I’ve come across. The same can be said for chef’s tasting menus, as they both incorporate similar philosophies. While the theme of the Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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Photo by Ian Ward

Recently, I was at Clara in Carlsbad (300 Carlsbad Village Drive Ste. 213) and, with spring upon us, I was incredibly excited to see the description of their Rosa Palermo cocktail on the menu. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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Photo by Ian Ward

Jeune et Jolie is not only a meticulously designed and alarmingly alluring restaurant, but just as beautiful are the intricacies of the dishes, the thoughtfulness of the beverage program and the warmth of the staff. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene